Up: Math 111C: Abstract Algebra

Syllabus for Math 111C

PDF Version: A PDF version of this syllabus is available here

Instructor. Jon McCammond
Office hours. T 12:00-3:00 and by appointment in South Hall 6711
Phone number. 893-2060 (no answering machine)
E-mail. jon.mccammond@math.ucsb.edu
My Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/
Course Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/courses/spring07/111C/

Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian (6th ed.) Houghton Mifflin (Required).

Description. Math 111C is the third quarter of the year-long abstract algebra sequence. It is an introduction to algebraic structures with an emphasis on fields.

Grading. The plan is to cover (approximately) Chapters 19-23 of Gallian, plus Chapters 32 and 33 if time allows. Extensive homework assignments will be given. Your grade will be determined by homework scores (including class participation and possibly some quizzes), one exam and a final exam. The midterm will test the material covered during the first five weeks of the course; the in-class portion of the final will test the second five weeks with a comprehensive take-home portion. The weights (and approximate dates) of each of these are as follows.

  Homework/Etc.  Midterm     Final-in class   Final-take home   Participation
                 (May 3)       (June 12)   
    30%            20%            20%               20%             10%

Make-ups: Make-ups for exams will only be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations).

ADA. Students with disabilities can get assistance from the Disabled Students Program Office (893-2668). I'm happy to work with them and with you.

Copyright Information. Please note that all written and web materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular, you can xerox (or download) for your own use, but you may not reproduce them for others.

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